Placer County eServices: Online planning and building permit applications increased in March 

Published on April 14, 2020

Applications for building and planning permits in Placer County increased in March through the county’s online portal – eServices – despite the Community Development Resource Agency’s public counter closure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Permit applications for residential and commercial development projects increased 10% in March from February, thanks to the eServices portal which provides a variety of functions available 24/7. 

“There’s a strong appetite for residential and commercial development projects in Placer County,” said Placer County Community Development Director Steve Pedretti. “Our team is busier than ever - intaking and processing permits, and conducting inspections for building projects. eServices’ performance is impressive - it’s a positive indicator of our county’s economic health.” 

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The county’s Community Development Resources Agency eServices website allows citizens to submit permit applications online for commercial and residential development. Permit review and approval is conducted electronically, and inspectors in the field complete the process by inspecting new construction.

In addition to submitting applications for residential and commercial development projects online, the eServices digital suite allows customers to look up zoning requirements, ask related questions via the Ask Placer chatbot, apply for permits and more from the comfort of their home or business.

Learn more about eServices at